Champaign County 

History Museum


102 East University Avenue

Champaign, Illinois 61820

phone: 217-356-1010

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Donating Objects

Our museum is tasked with collecting, managing and preserving historical objects from Champaign County's history.  These objects come in all forms from small buttons to large popcorn trucks!  We continue to seek out items that not only relate to major landmark events in the county but also those that tell the story of its citizens.  


Today we have over 20,000 items in our permanent collection and we continue to accept items every month.   The decision to accept an item into our collection is governed by our collections policy.  This document outlines the types of objects our museum holds and the process by which we acquire them.  Each item must be accepted into the collection by our Board of Trustees and must be accompanied by the proper documentation.  If you are interested in donating an item of local significance, please review our collection policy and gift documents found on this page or contact for more information.